Mathias Dahlgren Edition by Essen International, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird

Graphic identity and packaging designed by Essen International for contemporary kitchen appliance range Mathias Dahlgren Edition. Opinion by Richard Baird.

Mathias Dahlgren Edition is a set of contemporary kitchen appliances which are the product of a collaboration between the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, its renowned Swedish Michelin starred chef Mathias Dahlgren, and kitchenware retailer Dafra. Scandinavian graphic design studio Essen International worked with the trio to translate the culinary vision and creativity of Mathias Dahlgren into a modern graphic expression and packaging solution that would be perceived as creative and timeless, whilst working across a variety of boxes as well as pan and pot inserts.

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BP&O Collections — Still Life

Selected by Richard Baird.

A continually updated gallery of graphic identity design work, reviewed and published on BP&O, that feature a still life component. It brings together those images that elevate product and intend to convey brand story or character, those that seek to express an artistic and craft sensibility, or those that look to convey a sense of play or a conviviality.

This post features work by Garbett, Bond and Mind Design, and covers a variety of projects, from catering services and property development to health stores and confectioners. Highlights include the connection to surrounding landscape in the stacking of chairs by Clase bcn for Enea, the arrangement of raw ingredients by Studio Round for restaurant Brae, and the balance and tension of Spy’s work for H+J.

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